Health Services director Greaney leaving for Boise State

Jonathan Lintner

Friday marked the last day on the job for Libby Greaney, director of Health Services, after more than 16 years at WKU.

Greaney has accepted a job at Boise State University as the executive director of the Health and Recreation Services department.

“Boise State — they’re pretty big on their Broncos,” Greaney told the Board of Regents on Friday. “But they’re going to know who the Hilltoppers are.”

Ann Mead, vice president for Finance and Administration, said WKU is conducting a national search to replace Greaney and hopes to have the position filled by some time in April. Joe Harbaugh, captain of professional standards for WKU police, will lead the search committee.

Mead said she would be remiss if she didn’t let Greaney share some last words at Friday’s regents meeting.

“We’re past the H1N1, which is the last time we met,” Greaney said, earning a laugh from the room.

Greaney brought with her medical charts from E.A. Diddle and Dero Downing to showcase how far healthcare on WKU’s campus has come — not just in her 16 years, but since Health Services began.

The department opened its new medical facility in January 2008 and has increased from one full-time doctor to three full-time doctors and two full-time nurse practitioners.

Now Mead said WKU hopes to advance Health Services further than Greaney already has. She said that includes managing growth and adjusting staff size to patient volume.

“We would love to be a resource to this entire community,” Mead said.